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97 53 14
Self-Adjusting Crimping Pliers for wire ferrules
With lateral access

  • Narrow handle width and improved ergonomics
  • Reliable hexagonal crimping of wire ferrules from 0.08 to 16 mm² (AWG 6) by simply turning and setting the adjusting wheel and all twin wire ferrules up to 2 x 10 mm² (AWG 2 x 8)
  • Hexagonal compression for confined connection dimensions
  • For crimping wire ferrules according to DIN 46228 parts 1 + 4
  • Self-adjustment to the size of wire ferrules required
  • Repetitive, high crimping quality due to ratchet mechanism (unlockable)
  • Tools have been set precisely (calibrated) in the factory
  • Optimum transmission of force thanks to toggle lever for fatigue-reduced operation
  • Handy shape and low weight provide high operation comfort
  • Special quality chrome vanadium electric steel, oil-hardened
Technical attributes
Article No.
97 53 14
with multi-component grips
445 g
180 x 75 x 21 mm
REACH compliant
contains SVHC  
RoHS compliant
not applicable  
Wire ferrules
Capacity in square millimetres
0.08 — 16 mm²
Number of crimping positions
28 — 8

Automatically crimp end sleeves of between 0.08 mm² and 10.0 mm² correctly

Crimping errors are almost impossible –the right profile size automatically

For reasons of design, it was a challenge to cover the wide capacity range of 0.08 to 10.0 mm² using just one pair of crimping pliers. The crimping is easily carried out by the user and the result is technically sophisticated: the hexagonal profile of the crimped end sleeves (ferrules) and cable is particularly suitable where connection dimensions are tight. Knipex has applied for a patent for the design and the operation of these crimping pliers.

Crimping of end sleeves (ferrules): self-adjusting and of course accurate

Accurate work is called for when crimping end sleeves (ferrules). Adjustment to the desired size of the end sleeves is automatic with the Knipex 97 53 14 crimping pliers. The user does not need to measure manual force when crimping because the integral lock with release mechanism ensures that the right amount of pressure automatically reaches the end sleeve. The pliers are optimally set (calibrated) in the factory.

Hand-friendly work, also with large conductor cross-sections up to 10 mm²

The transmission ratio of these crimping pliers has been well-designed and is therefore hand-friendly; it provides a comfortable grip width. A toggle lever effectively supports manual force. This enables conductors with large cross-sections to be assembled well even in the case of extensive installations – also with twin end sleeves (ferrules) up to 2 x 4 mm² or 2 x AWG 10. The conductors are reliably connected to the end sleeves using a square profile – in all designated sizes.

Brief overview

Self-adjusting crimping pliers with large capacity range

Crimping pliers from Knipex: quality from universal through to special pliers

Knipex offers an extensive range of quality universal and special pliers for crimping. Those who use tools a lot and professionally every day expect a quality that permits simple and safe work and which lasts for many years of hard use.

We manufacture our tools from quality materials, machine them with high precision on modern machinery and harden them with careful multiple stage heat treatment.

Every pair of Knipex pliers represents more than 130 years of specialist know-how.

Hexagonal compression for tight connection dimensions.

For calibration inquiries, please contact our affiliated company RENNSTEIG WERKZEUGE GMBH under the following contact:


Mr. Uwe Wagner


Tel .: +49 36 847 441-59

Domestic sales


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